Amerasian Foundation’s Mission and Purpose
Since they first started to appear as a significant group in U.S. occupied Japan and South Korea after World War II, Amerasians have been denied their place in both American and Asian societies due to their stigma as the “Children of War.” Due to this stigma, Amerasians in both the U.S. and Asia have been unable to develop an “Amerasian Voice”. For the abandoned Amerasians of Asia, this lack of an Amerasian Voice has meant being ostracized from the land of their mothers while at the same time being denied legal status to enter the land of their fathers. In the U.S., a lack of an Amerasian Voice has kept Amerasians from fully developing their own culture and identity. The Amerasian Foundation’s mission is to help develop an “Amerasian Voice” for Amerasians in the U.S. and Asia. The Amerasian Foundation aims to achieve its mission by collaborating with other groups and organizations around the world that currently serve Amerasians in effort to unite ALL Amerasians by:
- Creating a “Network” to Unite ALL Amerasians in the U.S. and Asia,
- Promoting and Preserving Amerasian Culture and Identity, and
- Informing the Public around the World on the Plight of ALL Amerasians.
- To identify and seek financial resources (donations, grants, endowments, etc.) through fundraising which will help to establish and/or maintain agencies, organizations, and schools that assist and support Amerasians in the U.S. and Asia.
- To establish and maintain a network of communication among Amerasians in the U.S. and Asia.
- To develop and maintain the Amerasian Research Center which will help promote and preserve Amerasian identity and culture.
- To engage in any other lawful activity which may hereafter be authorized from time to time by the Board of Directors; provided, however, that the purposes for which the corporation is formed shall at all times be consistent with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as it now exists or as hereafter amended (the “Code”), including within such purposes the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code.